Golden Nixa Award 2019

T

he sixth annual winner of the "Golden nixa" prize is Al Toro with the short and brutal mystery thriller - "Guardians" (published in "Heroic Calling, vol. 7), thus he is the first author to win the award twice.

Even though the year had only a few published gamebooks, the number of titles is high (mainly due to the big volumes of "Gamebooks" magazine) and there were translations from many languages, besides the Bulgarian entries - English, Spanish, Russian, German...

Paul Struth won the second place with the mystery "Out of time" (published in "Gamebooks" magazine, vol.10). This is the second time Struth is extremely well received by the Bulgarian audience, after his debut here with "The Sacrifice".

The competition for the second round was fierce, since "Out of time" was closely followed by "Hwarang and Kumiho: The Defiled and the Defiler" (HC7) by Leidrin Sweever, who once again ended up very close to the top, and the new gamebook fairytale by Nikola Raykov, very well received though the voters were nowhere near its target audience.

Ray Gard from Russia, the last year's winner, with "Insight" and Ronny Mayday with "Path of Light" (HC7) also received high scores, and there was a wide gap between these six titles and authors and the rest - it seems that the fans are quite unanimous.

 

Results

  1. GUARDIANS - Al Toro - 41 pts. (130 pts. second round)
  2. Out of Time - Paul Struth - 31 pts. (80 pts. second round)
  3. Hwarang and Kumiho: The Defiled and the Defiler - Leidrin Sweever - 30 pts.
  4. A Tale of Two Worlds - Nikola Raykov - 29 pts.
  5. Insight- Ray Gard - 26 pts.
  6. Path of Light - Ronny Mayday - 20 pts.
  7. 'Normal club - Philip Armstrong - 9 pts.
  8. Wimbledon- Peter Agapov - 5 pts.
  9. Lone wolf 5: Shadow on the Sand - Joe Dever - 5 pts.
  10. Arthur's Case - Miroslav Petrov - 4 pts.
  11. Payback- Plamen Ivanov - 4 pts.
  12. "In the Forest of Oblivion - Georgi Dimitrov – Der - 3 pts.
  13. SLANG Assassin: The Promised Land, The Substitute and The Escape - Jose L. L. Morales - 2 pts.
  14. Bloody Hunt - The Arsonist - 2 pts.
  15. Granny simulator - Nikolay Smirnoff – Zaratystra - 1 pts.
  16. Legacy of the Zendari - Ashton Saylor - 0 pts.
  17. Dawn of the Darklords - Joe Dever - 0 pts.
  18. Way of the Quail (short promo, "Der Weg der Wachtel") – Simon Wiese - 0 pts.
  19. Zone 51 - Peter Agapov - 0 pts.
  20. Phobia- Zachary Carangoо - 0 pts.
  21. 00:04:23 - Colin Blackwood - 0 pts.

 

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 ( 22 May, 2019 )

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